The M113A1 is a fully tracked, lightly armored personnel carrier (APC) developed to replace the M59 mechanized infantry carrier. The M113 was the most widely used armored vehicle of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. The M113A1 provided protection, to both crew and passengers, to break through the heavy jungle thickets. Firing from the vehicle, to attack and overrun enemy positions, was possible with the added external gun shields bestowing the M113A1 with the nickname ACAV, armored cavalry assault vehicle.

Although being long replaced as a front-line combat vehicle by the M2 and M3 Bradley, the M113A1 served in a wide variety of roles such as armored ambulances, mortar carriers, engineer vehicles, and command vehicles with over 80,000 M113s in over 50 countries, making it one of the most widely used armored fighting vehicles of all time.

Academy M113A1 APC “Vietnam War”, kit No: 13266, kit features:

  • Detailed hull featuring accurate weld lines, engine intake grill, bolts, and tiedown hooks.
  • Detailed interior featuring the crew’s and passengers’ stations with seats, instrument panels and radio.
  • Movable hatches, rear exit ramp and door after assembly.
  • Includes additional shields for the ACAV version.
  • Single link plastic & vinyl tracks included.
  • 3 types of turrets.
  • 5 figures for 4 US soldiers, and 1 Vietnamese female.
  • Various weapons and accessories including M40 105mm recoilless rifle, infantry weapons, and stowage.
  • 4 marking options for 2 US vehicles deployed in Vietnam, 1 Republic of Korea Army, and 1 Royal Australian Army unit.